Ubuntu Geek provides a great little guide on speeding up Firefox. A lot of the about:config settings he proposes changing are already fairly optimal on a Mac, but disabling IPv6 seemed to make the most difference on my case.
[From Speed Up Firefox web browser | Ubuntu Geek]
This opens pretty interesting possibilities:
Wazaabi includes a GUI framework that brings XUL to Eclipse RCP plugin developers and a set of components that link the client-side XUL based viewers and forms to server-side business components. Thus, rich client developers can use XUL to code a GUI, rather than using SWT.
Wazaabi brings XUL to Eclipse RCP based rich client applications
This is an actual XUL viewer, not a similar syntax like XSWT or similar attempts. They use servlets to communicate between the XUL side and your application, to keep the flexibility of sending the XUL to a mozilla browser. Very interesting.
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Firefox 1.5 has been released. As a result XUL is cool again. Having dealt with XUL in Mozilla 1.4 through 1.7, I know it has its place on medium-sized projects. It will be interesting to see what happens with this.
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